Medical Tourism
By: Paramveer Nihal
Who, what, where, how
• Medical tourism affects everyone all around
the world as it is a way for people to get
health care...
Three types of medical tourism
• Outbound: Patients travelling to other
countries to receive treatment
• Inbound: Patients...
How is this procedure preformed
• Medical tourism is preformed when a patient
leaves their place of residence to get a
tre...
Benefits and Drawbacks
Advantages
• It maybe cheaper
• You may get better service
elsewhere
• It will make you healthier
•...
Social, Political, Ethical issues

• The local economy looses potential profits
• It makes the country’s health care syste...
Possible solutions to Social, Ethical or
Political Issues
• Patients must be required to go through test
before boarding p...
Positive impact on society
• It helps improve the global economy
(expected to grow to 40 billion$)
• It helps doctors and ...
Our Involvement
• Provincial government send patients to another
country if they cant find a treatment soon
enough
• To re...
Bibliography
• Medical Tourism - Benefits to patient and providers. (n.d.). World
Laparoscopy Hospital - Laparoscopic Trea...
Bibliography

• Lee, M. S. (n.d.). Medical Tourism Raises Ethical Concerns |
News | The Harvard Crimson. Harvard News | Th...
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  1. 1. Medical Tourism By: Paramveer Nihal
  2. 2. Who, what, where, how • Medical tourism affects everyone all around the world as it is a way for people to get health care in another country . People choose to get health care in another country for two major reasons: Quality and Price. One may want better service while another may want the cheapest price. This is possible through more efficient transportation and easier tourism laws.
  3. 3. Three types of medical tourism • Outbound: Patients travelling to other countries to receive treatment • Inbound: Patients travel to a host country to receive health care • Intrabound: Patients travelling domestically for medical care
  4. 4. How is this procedure preformed • Medical tourism is preformed when a patient leaves their place of residence to get a treatment elsewhere • Doctors diagnose the patient and if they cannot be treated at home they go to where they can be treated
  5. 5. Benefits and Drawbacks Advantages • It maybe cheaper • You may get better service elsewhere • It will make you healthier • increase regional economic inequalities • Communication in you're mother tongue Disadvantages • The procedures maybe at a lower quality • They may not be safe • They may not be approved • Miscommunication • May not meet standards from home nation
  6. 6. Social, Political, Ethical issues • The local economy looses potential profits • It makes the country’s health care system look weak • If the patient gets the procedure done in a country with low quality services they can return with infection • If the patient returns with infection they can in turn spread to others • The service that the patient is getting maybe illegal or controversial, such as abortion or organ sale • Traveling long distance after surgery increases risk of health complications • Tourists may not be used to laws • If there is a problem there is no insurance to help • Doctors in developing countries may become so busy with tourists that they can’t help those residing there • Tourists maybe scammed (Fraud)
  7. 7. Possible solutions to Social, Ethical or Political Issues • Patients must be required to go through test before boarding plane or crossing border to make sure they don’t have a contagious disease • The government can update their health care technology • The tourists can become familiar with the laws before going to another country
  8. 8. Positive impact on society • It helps improve the global economy (expected to grow to 40 billion$) • It helps doctors and nurses around the world get more practice • Help people get cheaper or better quality of service depending on what they require • Less dependent on insurance • Reduces wait time in clinics
  9. 9. Our Involvement • Provincial government send patients to another country if they cant find a treatment soon enough • To reduce sending patients to other countries the government is actively searching for ways to improve the health care system(this reduce cost) • B.C government attempting to become a medical tourism attraction • Patient must fit needs varying throughout province for medical tourism to be an option • The senior population of Canada is very interested in medical tourism (for specialized treatment or access to better technology)
  10. 10. Bibliography • Medical Tourism - Benefits to patient and providers. (n.d.). World Laparoscopy Hospital - Laparoscopic Treatment Training and Research. Retrieved October 20, 2013, from http://www.laparoscopyhospital.com/medical-tourism.html • The Advantages and Disadvantages of Medical Tourism - Yahoo Voices - voices.yahoo.com. (n.d.). Yahoo Voices - voices.yahoo.com. Retrieved October 5, 2013, from http://voices.yahoo.com/theadvantages-disadvantages-medical-tourism-4123557.html • Deloitte- deloitte.com. retrieved October, 17, 2013 www.deloitte.com/assets/DcomCanada/Local%20Assets/Documents/P ublic%20sectors/ca_en_ps_evolving_medical_tourisim _052511.pdf Ethical and legal implications of the risks of medical tourism for patients: a qualitative study of Canadian health and safety representatives’ perspectives -- Crooks et al. 3 (2) -- BMJ Open . (n.d.).BMJ Open - BMJ Journals . Retrieved October 5, 2013, from http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/3/2/e002302.fu
  11. 11. Bibliography • Lee, M. S. (n.d.). Medical Tourism Raises Ethical Concerns | News | The Harvard Crimson. Harvard News | The Harvard Crimson. Retrieved October 22, 2013, from http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2012/10/26/medicaltourism-book/ • Medical Tourism Risks. (n.d.). THE MEDICAL NEWS | from News-Medical.Net - Latest Medical News and Research from Around the World. Retrieved October 22, 2013, from http://www.news-medical.net/health/Medical-TourismRisks.aspx • Medical Tourism - Chapter 2 - 2014 Yellow Book | Travelers' Health | CDC. (n.d.). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Retrieved October 22, 2013, from http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/yellowbook/2014/chapter-2the-pre-travel-consultation/medical-tourism
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